Evolution as a Religion: Strange Hopes and Stranger Fears

Evolution as a Religion: Strange Hopes and Stranger Fears

by Taylor and Francis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0416396607

ISBN-13: 9780416396607

Pub. Date: 01/28/1986

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

According to a profile in The Guardian, Mary Midgley is 'the foremost scourge of scientific pretensions in this country; someone whose wit is admired even by those who feel she sometimes oversteps the mark'. Considered one of Britain's finest philosophers, Midgley exposes the illogical logic of poor doctrines that shelter themselves behind the prestige of…  See more details below

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According to a profile in The Guardian, Mary Midgley is 'the foremost scourge of scientific pretensions in this country; someone whose wit is admired even by those who feel she sometimes oversteps the mark'. Considered one of Britain's finest philosophers, Midgley exposes the illogical logic of poor doctrines that shelter themselves behind the prestige of science. Always at home when taking on the high priests of evolutionary theory - Dawkins, Wilson and their acolytes - she has famously described evolution as 'the creation-myth of our age'. In Evolution as a Religion, she examines how science comes to be used as a substitute for religion and points out how badly that role distorts it. As ever, her argument is flawlessly insightful: a punchy, compelling, lively indictment of these misuses of science. Both the book and its author are true classics of our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780416396607
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1986
Series:
Routledge Classics Series
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

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